By Timothy Zahn
The death Empire's such a lot crafty and ruthless warlord--Grand Admiral Thrawn--has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and introduced a tremendous crusade geared toward the hot Republic's destruction. due to incredible guns lengthy hidden away by means of the Emperor on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to show the tide of conflict, crush the recent Republic, and impose his iron rule in the course of the galaxy. in the meantime, Han and Lando Calrissian race opposed to time to discover facts of treason contained in the maximum Republican Council--only to find in its place a ghostly fleet of warships which may carry doom to their associates and victory to their enemies. but most deadly of all is a brand new darkish Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded earlier, fed on through bitterness... and scheming to deprave Luke Skywalker to the darkish part.
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